School visits to Kew Gardens
Inspire your pupils with a visit to our world-leading botanic garden.
What to see and do on a school visit
Kew is the perfect setting for an outdoor classroom. You can bring up to 201 pupils throughout the year.
To help plan your day, you'll get two pre-visit planning passes. On your visit day, our volunteers will meet you at Victoria Gate and set you off on the right track with advice about where to go.
Or why not try an education session with hands-on curriculum-linked activities led by a Kew teacher. We teach sessions in groups of 15 pupils and will arrange an itinerary for your day to ensure all pupils have the chance to take part.
Everything you need for a visit
Why not book an education session?
Inspire and engage your pupils with our hands-on sessions run by experienced and enthusiastic Kew teaching staff. We cater for different ages, abilities and learning needs. All sessions are linked to the curriculum.
Prices, planning and practical information
Essential information for organising a school visit, including prices, health and safety, preparing your pupils and adults, and what to do on the day.
Book your visit
We ask all educational groups to book their visit in advance, whether visiting independently or taking part in a Kew-led education session.
If you book a session, we'll provide an itinerary for the day which allows all your pupils to take part.
Some fun places to include in your visit
A huge area left in a wild and natural state, rich in British native trees, plants and insects. Follow the woodland walk, visit our life-sized badger's sett and stag beetle loggery, or clamber along the log trail.
The Temperate House is home to 1,500 temperate species from five continents and 16 islands. These are some of the world’s rarest and most threatened temperate plants.
We have over 14,000 trees at Kew. Up here pupils can gain a rare insight into the complex ecosystem of the forest canopy. Walk through sweet chestnut, beech, horse chestnut and oak.
CPD for teachers
We offer training courses for teachers, technicians and support staff for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
Bring Kew into your classroom
We're delighted to announce the launch of our new free online learning platform, Endeavour.
Endeavour, designed for Key Stage 2, 3, 4 and 5 teachers across the UK, offers schools innovative challenges and competitions that promote critical thinking about topics related to plants, science and the environment.
Register now to access our exciting resources that include thought provoking images, infographics, videos, quizzes, and presentations. Build your pupils' Science Capital by bringing the work of Kew into your classroom.